Combatives Quotes

"A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half."
Jeff Cooper


"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."
Jeff Cooper


"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory."
Jeff Cooper


"Remember the first rule of gunfighting... 'have a gun.' "
Jeff Cooper


"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen."
Jeff Cooper


"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."
Jeff Cooper


"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Thomas Jefferson


"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Thomas Jefferson


"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
Thomas Jefferson


"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Thomas Jefferson


"Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back."
Heraclitus